Open the presents with the kids, play loads witht he toys with them as the mrs puts the dinner on, settle the babs down for a nap and have a glass of wine with momand dad who visit round for the after noon stodging on cakes and trifles i luv it.
Hosting Xmas day for the first time ever so hoping it's going to be a good one.
Natalie's sister, brother-in-law, niece, niece's partner and her mom all coming round. Unfortunately we don't have the girls this year as they are with their Dad.
Nat's Neice and her fella, and both fun people and he like a drink, so I think it will be ok. Get up, open pressies, comfort Nat who will be upset the girls aren't with us as, then make a start on dinner. Planning to do Turkey, Beef, Goose fat roasties, parsnips, carrots, sprouts, stuffing, LOADS of pigs in blankets. Looking forward to being in charge.
Think we are gonna ask the others to provide starter and pudding as a way of spillting the cost and effort a bit.
Dinner for 2ish, then get hammered play games, and wach TV.
I do have to say though, I get annoyed at people who bang on about christmas way to early, early november is not the time to start christmas threads. This will be going in the "things that annoy you" thread.
I find it almost impossible to get drunk on Xmas day, due to the amount of food I put away.
I always try really really hard to get drunk I make it my mission. I drink wine, champagne, beer, baileys, whiskey, anything I can get my hands on to enable me to get drunk and have a laugh but nothing works due to the food absorbing it all, so I usually end up feeling uncomfortable, fat and sleepy.
My kids are teenagers now so its lost the magic. If I have the chance to work it , I do (I am off this year).
The thing that gets my goat, is my missus. I say to her "instead of me buying you something you dont particularly want, and you buying me something I dont particularly want, why dont we either spend the money on the kids, or get something we want together (I pointed out we needed a new TV for the bedroom as ours was on the way out)
No, she wants " a surprise " and "something to open" - so, because I haven't a sodding clue what she wants, I buy her a scalf, hat and gloves from Superdry - cost £100 , she opens them and the face says "why have you bought me these" and I open my present and it is aftershave I dont like the smell of"
Thus we have just wasted £150
And guess what, in mid January, the bedroom telly finally busts and we dont have the money to replace it !!!.